Featured Projects

Following are a few key projects I have worked on for various publications and clients.

Biography Pays Homage to a Black Hills Visionary

An interview with John Brockelsby, whose father founded one of Rapid City’s most cherished and successful attractions, Reptile Gardens. A book review of Rattlesnake Under His Hat, the life and times of Earl Brockelsby, is included.

Shadow Jumper

A family in Spearfish is coping with raising not one, but two, children suffering from EPP, a rare genetic disorder that causes extreme sensitivity to the sun. This is their story.

Why Content is King

Content plays a crucial role in the success of every business. It has the power to establish you as an authority expert, improve your SEO ranking, generate sales leads, and more. Here’s how to create quality content.

Veizades & Associates: Getting Into Hot Water Since 1979

Ascent Innovation profiles each of its tenants to educate the public about their role in Rapid City industry. This is a look at Veizades & Associates, a geothermal engineering and consulting firm with space in the business incubator.

Spearfish Holds the World Record for Temperature Swings—Believe it or Not!

On January 22, 1943, Spearfish, South Dakota experienced dramatic temperature swings over the course of a few minutes. Chinook winds blowing off the Black Hills caused the temperature to jump 49º in two minutes—a world record.


Published by Mark Petruska

I'm a professional writer and editor living my best life in south central Wisconsin.

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